PARIS’ SUICIDE A CRY FOR ATTENTION
Police in California say they do not believe Paris Jackson intended to commit suicide when she cut herself on Wednesday. Sources tell TMZ it seems obvious the 15-year-old “wanted attention,” claiming that since she called a suicide hotline it seems likely “she wanted to be saved.” “It makes no sense if you really want to die to call a hotline where the person on the other end will get an ambulance over to your house,” says a source. Speculation is that Paris was distraught about testifying in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial against concert promoter AEG. Meanwhile, Paris’s 16-year-old brother Prince cancelled a TV appearance yesterday in the wake of his sister’s condition. Prince was supposed to appear on the German TV show Wetten, Dass…? (Wanna Bet?) but pulled out after Paris was hospitalized.
CONRAD MURRAY REACHES OUT TO PARIS
Talk about creepy…Dr. Conrad Murray, the man in jail for causing the death of Michael Jackson, called Paris Jackson yesterday. TMZ reports Murray used a pay phone in the prison and left a message for the teen, telling her “I don’t know what you’re going through, but whatever it is I’m sure it must be difficult,” adding, “I don’t know if there’s anything to do to solve your pain. I’m here for you.”
PAPS THREATENED KIM’S LIFE
Kim Kardashian is once again having trouble with the paparazzi. On Thursday she took to Twitter ranting about how photographers “threatened” her life because she wouldn’t let them take a photo. “I wouldn’t let the paps get a pic of me today & they threatened my life & said if I continue to block shots then they will make my world dangerous to live in!,” she wrote. “How dare they threaten my life & my unborn child! This has gotten way out of control!” She added that on Wednesday, “4 cars boxed me in” on the road. She then begged, “Let me enjoy this last month of pregnancy please without threats & being scared to leave my home due to what dangerous thing they just threatened to do to me.” Finally, she wrote, “I get I live a public life… [but] I’m 32 yrs old now, about to be a mom. I’m not 25 clubbing around LA anymore. There’s no excuse for threats & stalking!”
BYNES HAS THE HOTS FOR MILEY’S MAN
Miley Cyrus better watch out. Seems Amanda Bynes has a thing for Miley’s fiancé Liam Hemsworth. Earlier this week, Amanda tweeted, “Liam Hemsworth is the most gorgeous man on the face of the earth other than (actor) Tanz Watson.” And apparently Amanda has a past with Liam. Radaronline got a hold of pictures of Liam and Amanda together at a spring, 2011 event at the Hollywood hotspot Trousdale. In the pictures the two stars are seen cuddling with their arms wrapped around each other. “Liam and Amanda were making out on a couch, left together and ‘hooked up’ at the nearby hotel,” an eyewitness told the website.
MAN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE OUTSIDE TODAY
A crazed man tried to commit suicide outside the Today show yesterday morning. According to police, at about 7:50 am, a man, who appeared to be in his 50s, tried to cut himself in Rockefeller Plaza. When the show came back from a break at 8 am, Matt Lauer explained the situation to viewers, saying, “There was an incident out on the plaza. A man tried to harm himself with a knife. He did manage to cut himself. He was controlled by our security team out there...He's being treated by medical personnel." The show then stayed inside while security and law enforcement handled the situation.
BIEBER PAPARAZZI RUN IN CAUGHT ON TAPE
Justin Bieber was caught on tape tussling with a photographer in Miami Wednesday, the first of two incidents involving Biebs and paparazzi. The first incident occurred at around 4 am outside The Hit Factory recording studio. On the tape, Justin is heard screaming at his bodyguards, “Grab that camera!!! Get that f***ing camera out of here!!!" The photographer pleads to keep his equipment, and then Justin gives in, saying, “Alright, alright. I'm gonna give you your camera back. I'm gonna take your SIM card though." The photographer then begs to keep the memory card but Justin won’t budge. Meanwhile, police are investigating a second incident that took place later that day, in which Bieber’s security guards allegedly choked a photographer and tried to take his camera equipment.
BIEBER & MANAGER BUY TRIP TO SPACE
Justin Bieber is going to space (we can only hope he stays there). Virgin Galactic boss Richard Branson tweeted Wednesday that the teen pop star and his manager Scooter Braun have signed up to travel on his space airline. "Great to hear @justinbieber & @scooterbraun are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts. Congrats, see you up there!" he tweeted. Justin later re-tweeted the announcement, and Braun added, “I’m going to space momma.” Justin and Scooter are shelling out a pretty penny for their space trip. It reportedly costs $250,000 a seat.
KYLE RICHARDS’ HUBBY CHEATED WITH TRANSGENDERED PROSTITUTE
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards apparently has a cheating husband. Rumors began circulating last month that Mauricio Umansky had been unfaithful to his wife of 17 years, and now Star magazine claims he’s enjoyed a threesome with a transgendered former prostitute and her female partner. Toni Newman, known as Mistress Terri, claims to have had a romp with 42-year-old Mauricio after her partner Mistress Carmen picked him up at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Mistress Terri claims Mauricio was a client somewhere between 2003 and 2005, but Mauricio has denied the claims, saying they are “false” and “utterly ridiculous.”
STARS SHOCKED BY DUCK DYNASTY SUCCESS
Duck Dynasty is a surefire hit for A&E, and no one is more surprised than its stars. In fact Tim Guraedy, a.k.a. Mountain Man, says he and Duck Dynasty CEO Willie Robertson are just amazed by its success. “We had no idea it was gonna take off like this” he says. “Me and Willie, we was sitting around in his office one day and Willie says, ‘Mountain Man when you was roaming those hills in Tennessee did you ever think all this would happen, TV and interviews and all that?’ and I said ‘no Willie, not in a million years.’ I said ‘did you?,’ and he said ‘no.’ We had no idea it was gonna take off like this at all.” As for why it’s such a hit, Tim says, “I think being a godly show, we have our prayers and there’s no cursing on the show, no suggestive material I think that’s what really magnified the show. It’s just a show that everybody can watch, the kids, the family. I mean it’s a great show. They need more of it.”
JENELLE’S GOT A NEW BOYFRIEND
Jenelle Evans is a trainwreck, but that’s not keeping the men away. The 21-year-old, who’s still married to Courtland Rogers, is now dating a new guy. According to Radaronline, her new beau Nathan Griffith is a 25-year-old underwear model. “Nathan is awesome and Jenelle is obsessed with him,” claims a source. “He’s so cute and treats her so nicely. She’s head over heels for him.” And unlike her past loser beaus (Courtland is currently in jail following an April 23rd arrest), Nathan seems to have the blessing of her family. “(Jenelle’s mom) Babs and (son) Jace love Nathan,” said the source. “He seems like such a good guy to them and they’re having fun getting to know him.”
TEEN MOM STAR PLEADS GUILTY TO DUI
As expected, Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham yesterday pled guilty to DUI in Nebraska, in exchange for six months probation and a $500 fine. In addition, she agreed to a court-mandated six months of sobriety. The 22-year-old, who was arrested back in March, agreed to plead guilty in exchange for no jail time.
RICHIE BLASTS PAPARAZZI FOR DROPPING CHILD
Nicole Richie called out a photographer on Wednesday who disregarded his own child in order to snap a photo of her. The Fashion Star judge posted photos of the incident on Instagram, claiming the paparazzo “dragged his poor, sweet little girl on my plane from NYC to LA,” and then, “as he ran her off the plane, he dropped her ON THE FLOOR of LAX as she laid there, crying her eyes out…Just to get his shot.”
ESTHER WILLIAMS DIES
Actress and swimming champion Esther Williams, who starred in several MGM aqua musicals of the 1940s, died in her sleep Thursday. She was 91. Williams’ movie career included such flicks as Bathing Beauty, Neptune’s Daughter and Million Dollar Mermaid, all of which featured elaborate musical numbers with synchronized swimming and diving. Williams was married four times. Her third husband was actor/director Fernando Lamas, who she was with for 13 years until his death in 1982.
ANDERSON AD BANNED IN UK
A British ad featuring Pamela Anderson has been banned in the UK because it was deemed degrading to women. The Advertising Standards Authority received four complaints about the commercial for Crazydomains.com.au, which was later ruled to be “sexiest and likely to cause serious offense to some viewers.” The clip features the former Baywatch star as a company boss heading a meeting. Thirteen seconds into the clip, one of her male colleagues begins to daydream about her with two other women, dancing in gold bikinis while cream is poured all over them.
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS STAR PREGNANT
Pretty Little Liars star Tammin Sursok, who plays Jenna on the ABC Family hit, is having a baby. The 29-year-old and her husband Sean McEwan are expecting their first child, according to Us Weekly. The couple married in Florence, Italy, in August, 2011.